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Jonelle Patrick is the author of five novels set in Japan and has been writing about Japanese culture and travel since moving to Tokyo in 2003. She explores how books transport readers past gatekeepers to immerse us behind-the-scenes to other countries and cultures. Jonelle explains how reading fiction opens our eyes to a lot of things we might walk right past in our travels. Who knows... you might not know those clusters of handsome guys you see walking around Tokyo's red light district work in a host club. But if you read a book set there, you can get inside one, feel what it’s like to be a customer, and even understand what it’s like to work in one. A great conversation that you won't want to miss!